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See guidelines for planning your rehabilitation project, and organizing the design and construction.

Learn the top maintenance practices you can follow to prevent costly rehabilitation projects.

Learn how to use our newspapers, obituaries and biographical articles for genealogy research.

Email is still the simplest, most effective tool for reaching out to supporters of your historic preservation advocacy work.

Before you can officially call your organization a "nonprofit," you must apply for tax-exempt status with the IRS.

Learn how to start researching your family history using our physical and online family history resources.

Blogging can be a useful communication tool for your historic preservation group to share its advocacy message with a large online audience.

Student Guides to NHD

Learn how to create your National History Day project.

Grant funding is readily available for historic preservation organizations that are willing to put in some hard work.

Before you sign the paperwork to form a new historic preservation group, learn about your supporters and community.

Learn the steps in the SHPO review process for Federal projects.

Use these five tools to craft a convincing message to advocate for historic preservation in your community.

Follow this 5-step inspection to determine if your historic house or building needs new electrical wiring.

Learn how to repair ceramic tiles in your historic house.

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Why Nonprofit Boards Fail

Nonprofit boards typically fail for one of two reasons: they lose sight of their mission, or they don't adapt to change.

Steps for removing non-historic replacement siding on a historic building.

Learn how to preserve or replace the metal roof on your historic building.

Your historic preservation advocacy group can make a lasting impression on Congressional members by showing up in Washington D.C.

The name you choose for your historic preservation organization will influence your "brand" and ultimately the success of your organization.
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